Amanda Fink

Amanda Michelle Fink (born December 4, 1986) is a retired American tennis player. She ranked No. 1 in the US in Under-16s. In 2006, she was the number-one ranked college freshman, and in 2008 she finished the season as the U.S. No. 5 ranked collegiate player. On November 21, 2011, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 260, while her best doubles ranking was 228 on September 27, 2010.

Amanda Fink
Country (sports) United States
Born (1986-12-04) December 4, 1986 (age 34)
Tarzana, California
Retired2013
Prize money$56,351
Singles
Career record114–92
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 260 (November 21, 2011)
Doubles
Career record58–62
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 228 (September 27, 2010)

Early lifeEdit

Fink was born in Tarzana, California, the daughter of Howard and Laurie Fink, and is Jewish.[1][2] She has one sister, Jamie.[1]

Tennis careerEdit

Fink attended Calabasas High School (class of 2005).[1] She was named California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) MVP in doubles in 2002 and singles MVP in 2003, 2004, and 2005, named Ventura County Star All-Area Player of the Year in 2003, and an All-American in 2004 and 2005.[1] She placed third in the 2002 Clay Court Nationals, and won the 2005 Hawaii National Open.[1] She ranked No. 1 in the US in under-16s, and No. 2 in the under-18s.[1]

In college at the University of Southern California, where Fink majored in psychology, she was a four-time college All-American and four-time Pac-10 selection in both tennis singles and doubles.[3]

Fink was the No. 1 ranked college freshman, and the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.[3][4] In her freshman year in 2006 Fink was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Rookie of the Year and ended the year ranked No. 8.[3] She won the ITA Western Regional Championship.[3]

In 2008, she was named a ITA All-American for singles and doubles, All-Pac-10 First Team, and Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.[3] Fink finished the season as the U.S. No. 5 ranked collegiate player.[3] Fink won the Freeman Memorial Singles Championship.[3] In doubles, teamed up with Gabriela Niculescu, she won the 2008 Pac-10 Doubles Championship, won the ITA West Regional doubles title, and finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation.[3]

In 2015, she was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jul 2008 ITF Allentown, United States Hard   Milagros Sequera 2–6, 0–6
Win 2. Jul 2008 ITF Atlanta, United States Hard   Svetlana Krivencheva 6–3, 6–2
Loss 3. Mar 2011 ITF Metepec, Mexico Hard   Teliana Pereira 4–6, 4–6
Loss 4. Jul 2011 ITF Lexington, United States Hard   Chiara Scholl 1–6, 1–6

Doubles: 7 (3 title, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1 19 July 2009 Atlanta, United States Hard   Yasmin Schnack   Kaitlyn Christian
  Lindsey Nelson
5–7, 6–7(2)
Winner 2 23 November 2009 Puebla, Mexico Hard   Elizabeth Lumpkin   Florencia Molinero
  Maria Fernanda Alves
6–4, 6–7(6), [10–8]
Winner 3 12 December 2009 Xalapa, Mexico Hard   Elizabeth Lumpkin   Vivian Segnini
  Dominika Diešková
5–7, 6–2, [15–13]
Runner-up 4 14 February 2010 Laguna Niguel, United States Hard   Elizabeth Lumpkin   Anastasia Pivovarova
  Laura Siegemund
2–6, 3–6
Winner 5 8 March 2010 Metepec, Mexico Clay   Elizabeth Lumpkin   Maria Fernanda Alves
  Daniela Múñoz Gallegos
6–3, 5–7, [10–8]
Runner-up 6 7 August 2010 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Irina Falconi   Chang Kai-chen
  Heidi El Tabakh
6–3, 3–6, [4–10]
Runner-up 7 6 June 2011 El Paso, United States Hard   Yasmin Schnack   Alyona Sotnikova
  Chiara Scholl
5–7, 6–4, [8–10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Amanda Fink - Women's Tennis". USC Athletics.
  2. ^ Marvin Glassman (August 20, 2010). "Israel's pro tennis hero - Dudi Sela". Jewish Independent.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "AMANDA FINK; Tennis - 2015". Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
  4. ^ "Female Tennis Pro of the Month - Amanda Fink - San Diego - California". TENNIS CLUB BUSINESS. April 2019.

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